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Standing Faculty

  • Rita Barnard

    Director, Comparative Literature Program; Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 337
    215-746-3770
  • Herman Beavers

    Professor of English and Africana Studies

    3401 Walnut Street 326 A
    215 898-0507

    Office Hours

    spring 2017

    On Leave

  • Nancy Bentley

    Donald T. Regan Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 335
    215-898-5641

    Office Hours

    Th 3-4:30

  • Charles Bernstein

    Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 221
    215-746-4800

    Office Hours

    By appointment, please e-mail.

  • Toni Bowers

    Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 239
    215-898-5223

    Office Hours

    spring 2017

    On leave Spring semester, 2017

     

  • S. Pearl Brilmyer

    Assistant Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 218
    215-573-9645

    Office Hours

    spring 2017

    Wednesday, 3:30-5, or by appointment

  • Rebecca Bushnell

    School of Arts and Sciences Board of Overseers Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 115
    215-898-9526

    Office Hours

    spring 2017

    Monday 10-12:00pm;  email me for an appointment if you have a conflict.

  • Max Cavitch

    Associate Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 341
    215-898-7456
  • Jean-Christophe Cloutier

    Assistant Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 316
    215-898-5864

    Office Hours

    spring 2017

    On leave: Spring 2017

  • Rita Copeland

    Sheli Z. and Burton X. Rosenberg Professor of the Humanities, Professor of Classical Studies, English, and Comparative Literature

  • Timothy Corrigan

    Professor of English, Cinema Studies, and History of Art

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 210
    215-898-6365

    Office Hours

    spring 2017

    I will be on leave until fall 2017.

  • Thadious Davis

    Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 236
    215-898-7832
  • Peter Decherney

    Professor of English and Cinema Studies

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 211
    215-746-3156
  • David L. Eng

    Graduate Chair

    Richard L. Fisher Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 132
    215-746-3529
    Fisher-Bennett Hall 212
    215-746-3763

    Office Hours

    spring 2017

    by appointment

  • James English

    John Welsh Centennial Professor of English and Director of the Penn Humanities Forum

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 311
    215-898-4377

    Office Hours

    spring 2017

    Tues 2:30-3:30 or email me for an appointment 

  • Jed Esty

    Department Chair

    Vartan Gregorian Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 131
    215-898-7340
    Fisher-Bennett Hall 237
    215-746-3769

    Office Hours

    spring 2017

    Thursdays 3-4 for students in English 109 and by appointment

  • Al Filreis

    Kelly Family Professor of English; Director, Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing; Faculty Director, Kelly Writers House

    Kelly Writers House 301
    215-573-9749
  • Michael Gamer

    Associate Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 336
    215-746-3766

    Office Hours

    Fall, 2016: Director of the King's College Program in London, returning 17 December.

  • Amy Kaplan

    Edward W. Kane Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 240
    215-898-7841
  • Suvir Kaul

    A. M. Rosenthal Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 310B
    215-573-2531
  • David Kazanjian

    Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 214
    215-746-3768

    Office Hours

    On leave at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2016-17

  • Zachary Lesser

    Undergraduate Chair

    Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 129
    215-898-7343
    Fisher-Bennett Hall 213
    215-898-0444

    Office Hours

    spring 2017

     

    WALK INS (in FB 129)

    Mon: 1-3 pm

    Tue: 1:30-3:30 pm

    Thur: 3:30-4:30 pm

    To make an appointment, please call Loretta Williams at (215) 898-7343

    You can also visit Associate Undergraduate Chair Deborah Burnham's office hours for questions relating to our undergraduate program. 

  • Ania Loomba

    Catherine Bryson Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 242
    215-898-6326
  • Heather K. Love

    Associate Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 338
    215-898-0128

    Office Hours

    On leave 2016-2017

  • Cary Mazer

    Professor of English and Theatre Arts

    Annenberg Center 519
    215-573-2659
    Fisher-Bennett Hall 113
    215-898-5145
  • Rahul Mukherjee

    Dick Wolf Assistant Professor of Television and New Media Studies; Assistant Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 243
    215-898-7355

    Office Hours

    spring 2017

    Tues: 2:30-4:30pm

  • Josephine Park

    Associate Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 318
    215-898-7382

    Office Hours

    spring 2017

    on leave

  • Jennifer Flores Sternad Ponce de León

    Assistant Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 241
    215-573-8199

    Office Hours

    spring 2017

    Thursdays 4:30-6:00 pm and by appointment

  • Jean-Michel Rabaté

    Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 339
    215-898-5870
  • Paul K. Saint-Amour

    Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 215
    215-746-3764

    Office Hours

    spring 2017

    W 1:30–3 pm; Th 1–2:30 pm (with Rob Berry)

    To book a 30-minute slot:

    https://psaintamour.youcanbook.me/

  • Melissa E. Sanchez

    Associate Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 220
    215-746-3765

    Office Hours

    On leave 2016-17

  • Peter Stallybrass

    Director of Seminar in the History of Material Texts

    Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 216
    215-898-7348
  • Emily Steiner

    Associate Chair

    Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 312
    215-898-7033
  • Emily Steinlight

    Stephen M. Gorn Family Assistant Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 116
    215-898-5143

    Office Hours

    spring 2017

    On leave

  • Salamishah Tillet

    Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies 

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 118
    215-898-7346
  • David Wallace

    Judith Rodin Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 315
    215-746-3767
  • Dagmawi Woubshet

  • Chi-ming Yang

    Associate Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 314
    215-746-3527

    Office Hours

    MW 1-2pm and by appointment

Affiliated Standing Faculty

  • Roger Allen

  • Warren Breckman

    Associate Professor of History

  • Tim Chandler

  • Roger Chartier

  • Román de la Campa

    Edwin B. and Lenore R. Williams Professor of Romance Languages

    WIlliams Hall 521
    215-898-3065
  • Gwendolyn Dubois Shaw

    Associate Professor of History of Art

  • Kathryn Hellerstein

    WIlliams Hall 748
    215-898-7103

    Office Hours

    Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 to 5:00 PM and by appointment 748 Williams Hall

  • Catriona Macleod

    Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of German; Chair, Germanic Languages and Literatures

  • Ann Matter

    William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Religious Studies

  • Kevin M.F. Platt

    Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Humanities; Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures

  • Karen Redrobe

    Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Professor of Cinema and Modern Media

    Office Hours

    fall 2016

    Thursdays 2-4pm and by appointment

  • Daniel Richter

    Richard S. Dunn Director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies; Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History

  • Kaja Silverman

  • Deborah Thomas

    Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies

  • Lance Wahlert

    Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy; Program Director of the Master of Bioethics

    Office Hours

    By appointment

    Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy; 423 Guardian Drive, 14th Floor

  • Liliane Weissberg

    Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor in Arts and Sciences; Professor of German and Comparative Literature.

    WIlliams Hall 747
    215-898-7332

    Office Hours

    fall 2014

    Thursday 2-4 Williams Hall 747

  • Bethany Wiggin

    Associate Professor of German; Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities

  • Emily Wilson

    Associate Professor of Classical Studies

Non-Standing Faculty

  • Natalie Amleshi

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 307
  • Max Apple

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 217
    215-573-3237

    Office Hours

    209 Kelly Writers House

  • Sam Apple

     

  • David Sean Azzolina

  • Aaron Bartels-Swindells

  • Susan Bee

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 221
    215-746-4800

    Office Hours

    By appointment

  • Batsheva Ben-Amos

  • Leo Bersani

  • Sayan Bhattacharyya

  • Buzz Bissinger

  • Julia Bloch

    Director, Creative Writing Program

    3808 Walnut Street 305

    Office Hours

    By appointment

  • Laynie Browne

  • Scott Burkhardt

  • Deborah Burnham

    Associate Undergraduate Chair

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 114
    215-898-8126

    Office Hours

    spring 2017

    WALK INS
    Mondays 3:30 - 5:30
    Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-5

    Also by appointment 

  • Lorene Cary

    Senior Lecturer

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 333
    215-746-3762
  • Sebastian Castillo

  • Chris Chan

  • Julia Cox

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 238
    215-746-4300
  • Daniel Davies

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 331
    215-573-7323

    Office Hours

    spring 2017

    T 1:30-2:30pm W 10:00-11:00am FBH 331

  • Anthony DeCurtis

    Office Hours

    Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing3808 Walnut Street215 573-CPCWBy appointment only.

  • Joan DeJean

  • Micah Del Rosario

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 307
  • Eva Del Soldato

  • Kathleen DeMarco Van Cleve

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 205
    215-898-7490
  • Thomas E. Devaney, Jr.

    Office Hours

    Wednesdays 11:00 to 12:00 PM

  • Greg Djanikian

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 217
    215-573-3237

    Office Hours

    By appointment only at 3808 Walnut Street. Call 215-898-7347

  • Tajah Ebram

  • Alex Eisenthal

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 324
    215-573-4577
  • Tomas Anthony Richard Elliott

  • Marcia Ferguson

    Senior Lecturer, Theatre Arts Program

    Annenberg Center 522
    215-573-2658
  • James J. Fiumara

  • David Fox

    Stouffer Commons, 3702 Spruce Street
    215-573-5636
  • Lise Funderburg

    Office Hours

    Rm. 401 CPCW., 3808 Walnut St.

    By appointment only.

  • Nili Gold

    WIlliams Hall 706
    215-573-5312
  • Kenneth Goldsmith

    [ubuweb at gmail dot com]

  • Anne Hall

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 324
    215-573-4577

    Office Hours

    Spring, 2017:  Tues. Thurs. 2:30-3:30 and 4:30 - 5:30 and by appt.

  • Michael Hanchard

  • David Hartt

  • Sharon A Hayes

  • Paul Hendrickson

    Senior Lecturer

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 234
    215-898-7821

    Office Hours

    spring 2017

    Tuesdays: 3-5

  • Melanie R. Hill

  • Leon Hilton

  • Anna Maria Hong

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 310C

    Office Hours

    spring 2017

    Tuesdays, 4:30–6:30

  • Augusta Irele

  • Noah Isenberg

  • Najnin Islam

  • Melissa Jensen

    Office Hours

    Spring 2017, email for appt

  • Jamie-Lee Josselyn

  • Marion Kant

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 217
    215-573-3237
  • Beth Kephart Sulit

  • Lydia Yaitsky Kertz

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 238
    215-746-4300
  • Jay Kirk

  • Anastasia Klimchynskaya

    aklim@sas.upenn.edu

  • Cory Knudson

  • Elizabeth LaBan

  • Travis Chi Wing Lau

    University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. English, Classical Civilization (2012); summa cum laude

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 337
    215-746-3770
  • Lynn Levin

    Office Hours

    spring 2017

    Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing3808 Walnut Street215 573-CPCW office hours:Wednesdays noon -1:30 pm and by appointment

  • Aaron Levy

    Senior Lecturer, Departments of English and the History of Art

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 334
    215-898-7354

    Office Hours

    Tue/Thur: 12-1:00pm
    and by appointment

  • Sierra Lomuto

     

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 331
    215-573-7323
  • Joan Lubin

    Office Hours

    by appointment

  • Ken Lum

  • Rosemary Malague

    Director, Theatre Arts Program  Core Faculty, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

    Annenberg Center 521
    215-898-2546
  • Meta Mazaj

    Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 202
    215-898-6364

    Office Hours

    Tuesday & Thursday 12:00-2:00 pm

  • Alice Tweedy McGrath

    Ph.D. Candidate

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 317
    215-898-7055
  • Mariah Min

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 331
    215-573-7323
  • Mahboob Afsar Mohammad

  • Clare Mullaney

  • Sheila Murnaghan

  • Lan Ngo

    Associate Director, The Marks Family Writing Center

  • Rick Nichols

    Adjunct Lecturer in the English Department

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 310C
  • Brooke O'Harra

    Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts

  • Frank Pellicone

    Harrison College House M11
    215-573-3539
  • Dick Polman

    Office Hours

    Tuesdays 12:30 to 2:00 PM at 3808 Walnut Street, room 304

  • Timothy Powell

    Claudia Cohen Hall 213
    215-898-7959
  • Martin Premoli

  • Kaushik Ramu

  • Ariel Resnikoff

  • Karen Rile

    Office Hours

    By Appointment Email for an appointment.

  • Avery Rome

  • Ralph Rosen

    Claudia Cohen Hall 291
    215-898-5137
  • Valerie Ross

    Director, Critical Writing Program, Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing

    Office Hours

    by appointmentCenter for Programs in Contemporary Writing, 3808 Walnut Street215-573-2729

  • Jim Schlatter

    Chair - Theatre Arts Program

    Annenberg Center 520
    215-573-0993
  • Jess Shollenberger

  • Ron Silliman

  • Taije Silverman

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 235
    215-746-1164

    Office Hours

    spring 2017

    1-3 Tues and Thurs and by appointment

  • Linda Simensky

  • Avery Slater

    Office Hours

    spring

    Penn Museum 2.15-4.15

    Rm 223

  • Sara Sligar

  • Laura Soderberg

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 238
    215-746-4300
  • Peter Tarr

  • Orchid Tierney

    Office Hours

    summer 2017

    By appointment.

  • Catherine Turner

    Office Hours

    Tuesdays 10:00 to 12:00 and by appointment 220A Sansom East

  • Sarah Wilma Watson

  • Kathryn Watterson

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 310C

    Office Hours

    By Appointment - email for appointment

  • Clinton Williamson

  • Christine Marie Woody

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 317
    215-898-7055
  • Rachel S Zolf

  • Jason Zuzga

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 325
    215-746-3521

Emeritus

  • Roger Abrahams

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 113
    215-898-5145
  • Peter Conn

    Vartan Gregorian Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 313
    215-898-5726

    Office Hours

    fall 2016

    By appointment.

  • Stuart Curran

  • Margreta de Grazia

    Emerita Sheli Z. and Burton X. Rosenberg Professor of the Humanities

  • Bob Perelman

    Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 317
    215-898-7055
  • Phyllis Rackin

    Professor of English Emerita

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 113
    215-898-5145

    Office Hours

    fall 2016

    Thursdays 12:30 to 2:00 and by appointment.  For an appointment, email prackin@upenn.edu

  • John Richetti

    A.M. Rosenthal Professor of English

  • Wendy Steiner

    Richard L. Fisher Professor of English

  • Robert Yongue Turner

    Emeritus Professor of English, 1961

  • Siegfried Wenzel